JP Morgan AM bolsters EM debt investment team


JP Morgan AM has appointed Diana Kiluta Amoa and Celina Apóstolo Merrill as part of the emerging markets debt team within the global fixed income, currency & commodities group.

Amoa joins as senior portfolio manager on the local currency emerging markets debt team. She will be based in London and will report to Didier Lambert, lead portfolio manager for local currency (rates and FX).

Amoa will partner with Mr Lambert on overall rates and FX strategy across pooled funds and segregated accounts.

Formerly, she was responsible for the CEMEEA Rates Trading business at UBS AG. She also held positions in emerging markets fixed income trading at Societe Generale and Standard Chartered. Amoa started her career at JP Morgan AM as a global multi-asset portfolio manager.

Merrill has been appointed as senior credit analyst within the corporate debt emerging markets team. She will be based in New York and will report to Scott McKee, lead portfolio manager, EM corporate debt.

Merill will be in charge of the fundamental corporate research, valuation and portfolio management related to the corporate debt strategy.

Prior to joining the firm, she worked as head of EM Corporate Credit at Van Eck Global. Previously, Merrill was a director of Latin American Corporate bond research at Credit Suisse, and also held positions at TPG Credit Management, Greywolf Capital and Goldman Sachs.

JP Morgan AM’s emerging markets debt team currently manages $43bn (€38.4bn) in assets.